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Visiting Teotihuacan from Mexico City

The Teotihuacan archeological site is about 50km (30 miles) north of Mexico City and is definitely worth the trip. It's the most popular attraction in Mexico and is incredibly impressive. We started by climbing the Templo de Quetzalcoatl (Temple of the Snake) when they opened at 8am and had the entire temple to ourselves. Then we walked about 3km (2 miles) from one end of the ancient city to the other exploring the ruins of the homes and admiring the stunning Primada del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun) along the way. The end of the walk brought us to the dramatic Piramida de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon). Check out the full blog post on our visit here.

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Xochimilco: The Floating Party in Mexico City

Xochimilco is at the south end of Mexico City, and its canals are packed with brightly colored boats called trajineras. The boats are available for rent any day of the week, but if you're looking for an entertaining, fiesta-style atmosphere, it's best to go on the weekends. There are lots of vendors selling food, drinks, and souvenirs and the live mariachi bands give the place a great vibe. If you want to learn a bit more about area, take a quick stop along the canal at the Ajolotario to learn more about the Ajolotes (a type of salamander) and the history of the canal. Check out the full blog posts here.

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